Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
. coming up, a closer look at one of california's most heated races, proposition tlofr and a campaign to eliminate the death penalty. see you back in 30 minutes. >>> welcome back to "today," saturday morning, the 3rd day of november, 2012. a great crowd on the plaza waving hello to friends and family back home. our thanks to them for spending part of their saturday with us. back at studio 1-a i'm here with erica hill. you've got an hour under your belt. it feels good, huh? >> it feels great. i'm going to stick around for another one it's that's all right. >> it's great to have you here. >>> hurricane sandy's aftermath in parts of new york and new jersey, people are waiting in long line foro buy gas. now there are new rules in place in some areas to hopefully ease some of that frustration. across the river in staten island, people in that hard-hit area are finally seeing pockets of hope amidst the devastation. among days of controversy and increasing pressure, new york city's mayor has called off this weekend's new york marathon. we have complete coverage for you in just a few moments.
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
purchased lottery tickets and basically forgot about them without ever checking the numbers. a california grandmother did the same thing and got a big surprise just in the nick of time. her story is coming up. >> love those story sms. >>> we begin this hour with the dropping temperatures and rising temperatures as people go without power in the northeast. katy tur is live. hope everyone is behaving. >> erica, they are behaving so far. but there is always questions on how long that will last. we're at a station on 44th and 10th. at its peak yesterday, the line stretched down to 18th street. you can't even see how far they went down. that's 26 new york city blocks, which is a remarkable time to wait for gasoline. today it's much of the same. i can't see how long that line goes. it also stretches to 11th avenue. over in new jersey, much of the same. lines that are miles lock in some cases. people waiting for hours on end. the they're not running in to the gas station on fumes, they are literally being pushed by the people behind them because they have completely run out of gas. that's why go